community organizing

Michael Gecan, Chris Hedges, Building Power, community organizing

Chris Hedges Talks with Michael Gecan About Building Organizations

Monday, January 9, 2017
Truth Dig

When asked why he told poor Brooklyn communities in 1980 to raise a quarter of a million dollars without government aid, community organizer Michael Gecan responded, “Because power is organized people and organized money.” Read more about Chris Hedges Talks with Michael Gecan About Building Organizations

Metro IAF

community organizing, IAF, Institutional Organizing, Saul Alinsky

Back of the Yards: Lessons from a Community Organizer, by Mike Gecan

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Boston Review

On the Wednesday after November’s presidential election, I found myself in the Back of the Yards area of Chicago’s South Side. I was there to meet with Roman Catholic priest David Kelly. Father Kelly is executive director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, which he runs out of a converted school building on Fifty-first and Elizabeth. He and his team feed the hungry and bring together the perpetrators and victims of gang gun violence in the community.  Read more about Back of the Yards: Lessons from a Community Organizer, by Mike Gecan

Metro IAF

Odd Couple, CCHD, USCCB, Bishops, IAF, community organizing

Odd Couple? US Catholic Bishops & the IAF

Monday, November 24, 2014
Huffington Post

Alinsky protégé and "genius grant" recipient Ernesto Cortés, Jr. cites Catholic social teaching as influential in the development of community organizing, and when the nation's largest denomination holds that Thanksgiving-week special collection of mostly small donations, it will be supporting one element in a broad-based coalition aimed at empowering ordinary folks. Read more about Odd Couple? US Catholic Bishops & the IAF


No Longer Strangers, Christian Century, IAF Organizing, community organizing, Evangelicals

No Longer Strangers - An Evangelical Reflects on Organizing

Monday, May 19, 2014
The Christian Century
Breininger was skeptical. The IAF people were linked to the world of community organizing, a world that evangelicals generally did not appreciate. The IAF crowd included the kind of people who had shaped and helped elect Barack Obama; they were linked to the notorious community organizer Saul Alinsky.  Breininger’s instinct was to stay away. But he knew if he didn’t try to cross some relational lines, there could never be progress toward cooperation. 
 

community organizing, Social Justice, Human Capital Development, Economic Development, Alinsky, Interfaith

Austin Leaders Leverage $2.38 Million for Youth & Young Adults

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Austin American Statesman & others

Austin Interfaith worked from the ground up to get its priorities included in the budget….It represents the interests of low-income families and has become a familiar presence at City Hall in recent years. Read more about Austin Leaders Leverage $2.38 Million for Youth & Young Adults

Austin Interfaith